6 Reasons to Plan a Weekday Colorado Elopement


A couple marries in Breckenridge for their weekday Colorado elopement.

Gone are the days your wedding needs to be on a Saturday. Plan a weekday Colorado elopement! We’ve found the best days to elopement to be a Tuesday or Wednesday – but Mondays and Thursdays are great options, too! When you choose to elope, the simple decision to skip the weekend opens up a whole load of possibilities for you.

1. Fewer Crowds!

Trust us, this is in your favor. Maybe you want a winter elopement (read: ski season) or maybe you want to catch the best fall colors (leaf-peepers abound) – whatever you envision for your big day, the crowds will be much more manageable in the middle of the week. You don’t want to waste precious time sitting in traffic or weaving through people on the trails when you could be dancing with your new spouse on a wide open mountaintop, right?

2. More privacy

Is this just a different way to say “fewer crowds”?? – maybe. Probably.

A Colorado elopement at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, captured by Basecamp Visual.

3. Vendor Availability

Planning a weekday Colorado elopement will allow you a better chance at snagging the vendors you want than a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday will.

Keep in mind: more availability does not translate to cheaper rates. Most vendors will charge the same no matter the date.

4. Fewer Crowds!

Oh. Did we already say that?

Windblown bridal portrait in Colorado.

5. Prettier views!

Because fewer people are in the way.

6. Better vacation experience overall!

You’ll have more lodging availability. You’ll be able to get tables at your favorite restaurants. You can hit up the best trails without trouble. You’ll have an easier drive when you’re going to and from the airport. Weekdays are just really THE BEST.

What do you think? Would you consider a weekday Colorado elopement? Leave us a comment to tell us why!


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Breckenridge, Colorado intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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Product Photographer in Colorado | Gray Duck Gifts


As a product photographer in Colorado, we get an up-close view at some incredible small businesses. Gray Duck Gifts is no exception! Making gifting easy & stress-free, it’s your one stop for beautifully curated gifts!


colorado product photographer

Curating gifting is such a grand idea! You’d think, a product photographer in Colorado should have some skills for creative gifting right? Turns outs creativity doesn’t stretch across the board – at least not for us. We can offer beautiful photos and videos, but picking the perfect gift for a loved one… not as easy!

When we were approached by Suze, owner and founder of Gray Duck Gifts, she introduced us to her idea for locally sourced, beautiful curated gifts. You can purchase existing boxes – each perfectly themed for your recipient , or work together with her team to create custom gifts exactly suited for who you’re gifting them to. It’s incredible!

When we discussed Suze’s requests for their brand photos, we knew it was important to keep the photos bright, clean, and naturally colored to best show off every single hand-sourced item.

Our goals with any branding project are to authentically show off what you sell. Whether that’s yourself, a physical product, or a serviceable idea, it’s important to give clear insight into your brand. Headshots that aren’t forced. Product shots that use natural light, playful composition & playful composition. Creative product shots that aren’t boring – that’s the name of the game here! We focused on using natural light (including some fun shadows) to show off Gray Duck Gift’s beautiful packaging.

And today, we’re sharing our small part in it with you. I’ll take one of each, please.

To learn more about Suze & Gray Duck Gift’s curated packages, head here.


Ready to revamp the way you share your passion or space with the world? Get in touch today to start the conversation about your Colorado brand project. We specialize in telling brand stories in the Breckenridge, Fairplay, and Buena Vista, Colorado areas and we’d love to talk about yours.

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Colorado Mountain Pass Engagement Session


Megan + Tyler wanted a snowy mountain pass engagement session. Okay, okay. I think they got exactly that!


mountain pass engagement session

A lot of couples choose a mountain pass engagement session when they’re thinking about fun ideas to show off their love (and that new sparkly ring!). It totally makes sense to us!

Megan & Tyler wanted to play in the snow and get some gorgeous views of the mountains. We agreed to meet at one of our favorite mountain passes just south of Breckenridge.

The braved the cold – dancing and cuddling and embracing the brisk Colorado winter.

We absolutely cannot wait for their wedding day in late September! What a treat to be able to be able to join couples for both their engagement AND their weddings!

Do you think you’d your engagement photos in the mountains?

If you loved this engagement session, click here to view more!


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Breckenridge (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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A Winter Breckenridge Engagement Session


There’s something special about the snowy season in the mountains. This winter Breckenridge engagement session will show you what we mean!


winter breckenridge engagement session

Rachael & Kevin weren’t sure about scheduling an engagement session. They REALLY weren’t sure about a winter Breckenridge engagement session that would potentially take them off the slopes early! But, when they planned a last minute trip to the mountains to hit the mountain before it closed for the season, they decided – “why not?!”. And so, we did!

It also helped that the lifts closed for the day well before we were scheduled to meet. 🙂

I met up with these two on a warm, but cloudy late winter/early “spring” evening just north of Breckenridge. Rachael & Kevin showed up in perfectly coordinated earthy toned attire & a cute hat. A perfect engagement session combo!

Their wedding is coming up in September – right back here in the mountains!

Take a look at Rachael & Kevin’s winter Breckenridge engagement session!

If you loved this earthy, winter engagement session, click here to view more!


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Breckenridge (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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How to Make A Magical Backyard Wedding


Sometimes you’re handed a beautiful reminder of what love can do. This was it. Ivy + Trey’s magical backyard wedding was filled with every single good thing.


backyard wedding magical

I stood on the patio at the end of the night – after the sparklers & confetti & the cake. After the coordinated bridal party dance. After the speeches & countless words of support and love. I just stood there, watching Ivy + Trey dance their hearts out, surrounded by their friends and family & endless love. Tears streamed down my face – like, we’re REALLY talking an embarrassing amount of tears – and I just laughed. What is this wild, crazy life?

This was the perfectly perfect day for literally a match-made-in-heaven pair.
The wind was as strong as the joy.
The location – Ivy’s parent’s backyard.
Her brother is his best friend.
Her sisters helped her plan.
All 9 of his siblings were there to celebrate & share in the happiness.
Her mom’s long time friend made the flowers.
There were twinkle lights + bubbly.
There was dancing – gosh, was there dancing!

It was all of that & a million things more. It was everything.


Creating a magical backyard wedding can be achieved in just 4 easy steps! Straight from Ivy + Trey’s incredible day, here ya go!


Twinkle lights!

I could stop here and it’d be magic enough. Sometimes twinkle lights are all it takes!

Cozy tables.

Beautiful farm tables placed in intimate rows to keep everyone close & cozy.

Gorgeous, lush florals.

SAY NO MORE.

All your favorite people.

These families grew up together. Did we mention her brother is his childhood best friend?

That’s it. That’s the list.


Here’s what Ivy + Trey had to say about their day!

Let me start out by saying, I was more picky about my photographer than I was about the ring, dress, flowers, (maybe even the man..KIDDING) and I have zero regrets and only positive words to say about our experience with Basecamp Visual. If you are looking for timeless photos that capture the movement, atmosphere and emotion of your love story then look no further, you’ve found the one!  We are absolutely BLOWN away with our pictures and experience with Shanna. The joy and laughter that she captured is breathtaking. So much thought and work goes into a short couple of hours celebrating; invest in people who care and capture the moment so it can be remembered for a lifetime. Do it. This is worth every single penny!!

Ivy + Trey

And finally, here is their beautifully enchanted wedding in Ivy’s parents’ backyard!

PS. Be watching for more of this beautiful wedding day to be featured on Rocky Mountain Bride in September 2022!


Venue: Private Family Home
Planning: The couple and their families
Catering: Dos Gringos
Dress: Dani West Floral
Florals: Atmosphere Floral Design


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Colorado (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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